What Remains of Edith Finch

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What Remains of Edith Finch description

A moving adventure about the transience of human life, an unusual adventure game by the independent studio Giant Sparrow. Released on the PC, XONE and PS4 platform What Remains of Edith Finch is an unusual, moving theme of the transience of human life adventure game in which we try to determine why we are the last living member of her family. The title is another project of the independent Giant Sparrow studio, which in 2014 successfully debuted the equally original production of The Unfinished Swan.

The plot of What Remains of Edith Finch

The game is a peculiar collection of short stories telling the fate of individual members of an American family with a mysterious curse. The action of individual episodes takes place over 100 years, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The place of action is Washington State, full of forest and mountainous areas, bringing to mind the cult series of David Lynch Twin Peaks Town.

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In terms of mechanics, we are dealing with a typical adventure game implemented in a first-person perspective. During the game, depending on the currently controlled character, however, not only the atmosphere, but also the way of gameplay changes. The only thing that connects individual stories is the fact that in the finale of each story, our hero dies. The whole is accompanied by the clasp of the title character – Edith Finch, whose overriding goal is to discover the dark se1cret of her family and find out why she alone survived.

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Among their main inspirations, the authors of the game exchange the work of such writers as Edgar Allan Poe or H.P. Lovecraft, as well as the cult American series The Twilight Zone. Even so, the Giant Sparrow studio game is not a horror genre. The creators focused rather on the specific atmosphere of the game and the need to face a deeply hidden secret.

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Avalibe on: PC, XboxONE, PS4

Publishment year: 2017

Gengre: Adventure